Archive for May, 2012


Technology is changing every day. With the use of such sites as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter, people are connecting in a variety of ways.

Well after attending a workshop today I decided to take the next step and decide to Tweet. No, not tweet like a bird. Tweet using the site of Twitter. I had used Twitter before and thought it was boring because if I wanted people to know my status I could go onto Facebook. However, I learned that Twitter can do so much more. Just as with blogging, it is a great way to collaborate with others. For example, I can connect and learn from my peers and other professionals. I can also conduct a chat with my students.

So I went onto the Twitter site and made an account. If anyone wishes to follow me on Twitter my name is @MarisolBoatwrig. I do have this blog as part of my profile on the site as well. I look forward to getting more followers and here is to Tweeting! Thank you to the Kaplan University Blogging Group, Laurie Hansen, for inspiring me.

Marisol Boatwright, MHA


Secrets of the World Class

I like to post motivational sayings, posters and videos for my students. Here is just one that I really like. I hope that you do too.

Below you can find some great sites to help with research in your Anatomy and Physiology I course. I place these sites in my courses. Students can use them to help with any of their assignments including Discussion Boards and Projects.

Atlas of the Human Body                                           ADAM

Endocrinology: An Integrated Approach               Medline Plus

Human Brain Anatomy Study Module                   Animal Organ Systems and Homeostasis

Get Body Smart – Skeletal System


1. Choose a definite time and a place for studying

Decide what to study and where you will study it during the open periods on your daily schedule, keeping in mind that you will want to avoid studying late at night in order for your efforts to have their desired effect. Make sure that you have adequate desk space, good lighting, and a comfortable temperature as you study.

2. Prioritize your work.

With priorities in mind, begin your study period with the tasks that you feel are the most difficult or require a significant amount of concentration.

3. Be honest with yourself

You alone know whether you will do your best studying early in the morning or in the middle of the afternoon between classes. You may need a light snack or some background music to create the right atmosphere, and if you feel “trapped” in your dorm room, get some fresh air and take a walk over to the college library to do your work.

4. Get the most out of your assigned reading.

Read the course material before class so that you will be able to follow your instructor’s lead and have your questions answered as well. Taking notes on what you read will help you to understand it, and they will also be an excellent way to review what you are studying before a test.

5. Don’t sit passively through class.

Lectures are also a time when you can take notes or use a tape recorder, so that you can go over the lesson later on your own and determine what your instructor is emphasizing.

6. Read effectively

With a typical textbook, try reading the summary at the end of a chapter first, along with the questions listed. Then, as you carefully read the main text, you will be able to focus on the major points and determine what the author is trying to say.

7. Find a study group that works for you

Meet with one or more fellow students to discuss your class, and learn to work with those who are really interested in their courses. This type of proactive socializing is not only valuable for your classes, but is a healthy part of college life.

8. Remember to get help when you need it

If you feel stressed or suffer “burn out,” or if you need some guidance in order to complete a particular course successfully, meet with a counselor or professor so that you can work on the problem together.

9. Don’t let work obligations hinder your progress

Many students who have part-time or full-time jobs do well in their courses because they have become skilled in managing their time, while others are overwhelmed and end up dropping out. If you feel that you are drifting into the second category, take some corrective steps while there is still time.

10. Don’t cram before that exam

Occasionally, you may have to stay up late to complete a project or written assignment, but consistency in studying and long-range planning are two of your best tools in preparing for those “finals,” rather than making a feeble, last-minute attempt to catch up with the others in your class.

10 Effective study habits. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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